Bioidentical Hormones Snapshot can be a place to start if you are searching for information about bioidentical hormones, pharmacy-compounded hormones or custom-mixed bioidentical hormone preparations.
What are bioidentical hormones?
In Menopause Management: Pharmacy-Compounded Hormones the (Australian) Jean Hailes for Women’s Health explain:
The hormones are made into capsules, creams, gels, drops applied to the tongue, lozenges or troches (soft square-shaped tablets) sucked in the cheek”.
Natural or Not
Are bioidentical hormones natural?
In Bioidentical Custom Compounded Hormone Therapy the Australasian Menopause Society elaborate on:
Safe or Not
Are bioidentical hormones safe?
In Menopausal Symptoms: In Depth – What the Science Says About Complementary Health Approaches for Menopause Symptoms: Other Complementary Approaches – Bioidentical Hormones the (United States) National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health note:
- “It’s been claimed that custom-mixed bioidentical hormone preparations are more effective and safer than conventional hormone therapy, but scientific evidence to support this idea is lacking. Custom-mixed bioidentical hormones may actually be riskier than conventional treatment because less is known about their safety. Also, no regulatory agency oversees their preparation, and therefore their content may vary from batch to batch”.
‘Natural’ Hormone Therapy
Are ‘natural’ hormone therapy options available?
In Menopause FAQs: Hormone Therapy for menopause Symptoms – Q. I’ve heard about something called bioidentical hormones. What are they? the North American Menopause Society’s (NAMS) elaborate on:
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